Bogura, Sept 12 (UNB) – Police recovered the body of a ‘listed female drug trader’ from the Korotoa River near Matidali area in the district town on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Rani Begum, 35, wife of Mukhter Hossain of Chaksutrapur area in the district town.
Officer-in-charge of Bogura Sadar Police Station Abul Kalam Azad said locals found the body floating of Rani under Kalibala Bailey Bridge in the river around 2pm and informed police.
Later, police recovered the body and sent it ShahidZiaurRahman Medical College Hospital’s morgue for autopsy, he added.
A UD case was filed in this connection.
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB)- Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested two members of a fake cigarette making syndicate from Gazipur on early Wednesday.
The arrestees are—Md Morshed, 47, and Md Monir, 40.
A team of CID, led by its Demra Unit senior ASP Iqbal Hossain, conducted a drive at a godown in hondona crossing and arrested Morshed.
The specialized anti-crime unit seized 500 cartons containing fake cigarettes of various brands of cigarettes, including Gold Leaf, Star, Derly, Derody and Sholer worth around Tk 4.20 lakh from the godown, said ASP Iqbal.
Based on his statement, the CID team arrested Monir from Tongi area on Wednesday afternoon, he said.
During preliminary interrogation, the arrestees revealed that they were involved in marketing fake cigarettes for a long time evading Vat and Tax, he added.
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) - In a drive against unauthorised structures at Rokeya Sarani and Kazipara of Mirpur in the capital on Wednesday, Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) fined Tk 50 lakh to 19 buildings and business establishments.
A Rajuk Taskforce, led by its executive magistrate Jesmin Akhtar and authorised officer of Zone-3 Md Mubarak Hossain, conducted the drive at 26 holdings.
Of them, the owners of 19 buildings and business establishments were fined for using residential buildings and parking lots on commercial purposes.
Of them, Hatil Complex of Rokeya Sarani was fined Tk 20 lakh, Life Aid Hospital of Kazipara Tk 7 lakh, Wood Art Furniture Tk 5 lakh, Hera Furniture Tk 2 lakh, Akhtar Furnishers Tk 2 lakh, Luxury Furniture Tk 1 lakh, Sawdagar Furniture Tk 1 lakh, Oriental Furniture Tk 1 lakh, TVS Motorcycle showroom Tk 2 lakh and Honda Motorcycle showroom Tk 1 lakh.
Rajuk assistant authorised officers Ranjan Mandal and Md Ilias Mia and members of law enforcement and services agencies assisted the drive.
Shariatpur, Sep 12 (UNB) – A court here on Wednesday sentenced three people to death for killing a housewife at Bhanuka village in Sadar Upazila in the district in 2014.
The condemned convicts are Sujon Talukdar, 24, son of Abdul Kader Talukdar, Saiful Islam, 22, son of Mujibur Rahman and Dulal Madbor, 22, son of Manan Madbar of Charsundi village in sadar upazila.
District Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Abdus Salam Khan passed the order.
According to the case statement, Samsun NaharTanu, wife of Ishak Molla of Baluchara village in the upazila, left her house on August 17 in 2014 for her tuition.
On her way, Saiful and Dulal picked her up and took her to different places where they violated the woman along with another convict Sujon.
On August 18, they killed the woman and concealed the body in a ditch.
On August 22, police recovered the body from the ditch. A murder case was filed in this connection.
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) – After four years of basic renovation works, hotel Ruposhi Bangla, a historic hotel for many reasons, is set to reemerge with a new name as InterContinental Dhaka on Thursday.
Addressing a press briefing at the Secretariat on Wednesday, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will formally inaugurate the hotel at 7:30 pm.
Bangladesh Services Limited, a state-run company, renovated the hotel spending Tk 620 crore.
The renovation work was carried out under an agreement signed between BSL and InterContinental Hotels Group (Asia Pacific) Pvt Ltd (IHG) on February 19, 2012.
The group will run the hotel for 30 years under the agreement.
Under the renovation project, each room has been widened to 40 square metres from the existing 26 square metres and brought down the number of rooms to 231 from the previous 272. Its dining hall and swimming pool have also been relocated apart from adding some new services.
InterContinental Dhaka had run this historic hotel from 1966 to 1983 before Sheraton took it over.
The hotel played host too many important political events in the run-up to the independence of Bangladesh, including negotiations on the transfer of power after the 1970 elections.
During the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, it was declared a neutral zone by the International Red Cross. Many buildings in its surrounding neighborhoods were targeted by the Pakistani military, including newspaper offices and university halls.
On the dark night of March 25 in 1971, a host of international media journalists including Mark Tali and Saimon Dring of BBC, Anold Zaitlen and Clare Halingworth, Associated Press (AP) bureau chief of Pakistan, David Greenway, a reporter of Washington Post, who were staying at the hotel, captured pictures of the brutal genocide risking their lives.
The world was able to know about the barbarity taking place in the country through their photos.
The hotel’s other basic facilities for its gusset include minibar, electronic safety deposit box; high speed internet connectivity; express check-in; business centre; Wi-Fi Internet in all rooms, executive club lounge, business center, meeting rooms and public areas; gift shop; fitness centre and swimming pool.
Club InterContinental offers guests an even higher level of luxury and exclusivity, from the spacious and generally appointed rooms to the private club lounge overlooking the hotel atrium; everything will revolve around the guests and their individual needs.